Coventry Blaze coach Danny Stewart says new signing Shane Owen is the sort of netminder who gives you a chance every night.
“We looked at different options for this series, but kept coming back to Shane,” Stewart said. “Shane is a great goaltender that has had a lot of success in Fife and Belfast and gives you a chance every night.
“That’s what you need and he’ll have great support from Jordan Hedley who will get his fair share of starts, as will Will Bray should he need a night off.”
Owen played the 2019/20 Elite League campaign with Belfast, where he registered a .917 save-percentage and league-leading 2.39 goals-against-average (GAA) in 43 regular season appearances.
It was his third season in the Elite League having playing for Fife Flyers over two spells, in seasons 2016/17 then 2018/19 previously and will lead a goaltending tandem, alongside Brits Jordan Hedley and Will Bray for the Elite Series.